Best Free Online Courses and Tutorials for Photographers

Whether you’re a seasoned pro of you’ve just picked up a camera, it’s important to work on your photography skills and get some tips from experts. I spend a lot of time on several sites that provide photography tutorials and tips that push my thinking and improves my skill set.

As a photographer, you’re fortunate because there’s an easy way to go back to school (even if you’re on a tight budget). I’ve searched through dozens of sites and compiled the following list of 8 free online photography tutorials and courses for all levels and disciplines.

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Nikon: Learn and Explore

Nikon’s Learn & Explore hub allows you to dive into the world of photography. Explore photography articles to foster new knowledge and inspire creativity.

Travel Photography Tutorials

Udemy: Travel Photography

Complete guide to taking better photos with your camera while traveling. A perfect photography course for beginners.

Travel Photography Tutorials


Includes everything from buying a camera to what to do with the photographs you’ve taken.

Travel Photography Tutorials

The Art of Photography by Dr. Shane Hulbert

If you ever wanted to learn the base technical skills and the concepts of contemporary photography, take Dr. Shane Hulbert’s class “The Art of Photography”.

Travel Photography Tutorials

Steele Training

Free photography tutorials and online video courses by Phil Steele. Portrait photography, lighting, flash, Photoshop, Lightroom, and more.


Lifehacker – Basics of Photography: The Complete Guide

Learn all about the basics of photography, from the way your camera works to composing your photos to editing them in post. Here’s the complete guide, along with a PDF of all the lessons and some additional resources for learning more.

Travel Photography Tutorials

Intermediate Photography Course by

This Free Course is dedicated to simplifying the 3 elements that will put you in creative control over every shoot that you have. Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.

Travel Photography Tutorials

Lighting 101 by Strobist

Photography is literally writing with light. As you read through Lighting 101 you’ll learn how to take control of your electronic flash. And soon, if you can imagine it, you’ll be able to create it.

Travel Photography Tutorials

Best Free Online Courses and Tutorials for Photographers
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Push your thinking and enhance your skill set with the top 8 sites that offer free online photography courses and tutorials for all levels and disciplines.
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